Join our team as our Resident Grant Makers – Alumni Manager [now closed]

Islington Giving and Cripplegate Foundation are hiring a Resident Grant Makers – Alumni Manager. This is a brand new role responsible for working with our resident grant makers to develop an Alumni programme that enables them to continue to develop skills and engagement within the community. The closing date is Monday 31st July, 5pm. 

We’re pleased to announce a fantastic opportunity to join the Islington Giving and Cripplegate Foundation team as our brand new Resident Grant Makers – Alumni Manager. If you have a passion for community engagement, a knack for building relationships, and a drive to make a difference, we want to hear from you!

As our Resident Grant Makers – Alumni Manager, you’ll play a crucial role in engaging, empowering and supporting our network of Resident Grant Makers who have been part of Islington Giving’s grant making panels. This is a great opportunity to be part of organisation that is dedicated to creating positive change in Islington.

About the Role and You

Some of our grants are made directly by residents. We believe that the people who are experiencing inequity should be able to make decisions about what services and approaches they think will provide the best solutions to the challenges facing communities in Islington. We ran our first resident led grant making panel six years ago and have since involved over 50 residents aged from 16 to 80 in our grant giving.

We know that some people who take part in our panels are eager to do more, either more grant giving or to play a wider role in civil society and want to support them to do this. We’d also like to better help people who want to take the skills they have learned on one of our panels out into the work place.

We think the right candidate may have done some of the following, but if you have different work and life experiences which you think might be right for this role, please let us know. We are open to other approaches.

  • Experience of developing a community programme from the bottom up. This could be a local, place-based programme.
  • A commitment to Islington Giving’s vision and our aim to work together to address poverty and inequality in Islington.
  • The ability to work in a small team.
  • Confidence to work with individuals and provide 1-to-1 support. Our alumni range in age from 17 to 80, so you must be comfortable working with people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Confidence to talk with other partners about our alumni and the skills they have. These may include other grant makers, local volunteer groups and/or Islington Council.
  • Planning, organising and analytical skills.
  • Communication skills and IT literacy.
  • A good understanding of the voluntary sector in general. It would be great if you were familiar with Islington.
A group photo of our Young Grant Makers 2022-23
A group photo of our Young Grant Makers 2022-23

This role is funded by a grant from City Bridge Trust and initially will run until August 2025, with the potential to continue beyond that date.

If is offered at 14 hours per week mostly during core office hours, with some evening hours required. Most employees do some form of hybrid working but we do expect people to work at least half their time from our offices in Islington, and you would be welcome to work all your time in the office.

Please download the Candidate Information Pack for more information and how to apply.

We value diversity, equity, and inclusivity. Applications are especially welcomed from underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to gender, race, age, sexual orientation, disability, and religion. Please let us know if you require any further support with this application, or the role.

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Anne Shewring, Programme Director, anne.shewring@cripplegate.org.uk or on 020 7288 6940.

Featured image: Some of our team on a volunteering day out last year with partner, BIG Alliance, at Lumpy Hill playground

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